Health & beauty and drugstores news

21 June 2022
Watson’s first standalone store with drive-through service opens in Johor Bahru. New lifestyle concept The 4,865 sq ft store caters to shoppers in Johor Bahru and its neighbouring country in Singapore, about 15km from the border. Shoppers can make purchases through Watsons Mobile App and use the Click & Collect service to pick up their orders within four hours from the drive-through counter...
24 May 2022
Superdrug is to partner with poverty campaigner and activist Jack Monroe to help its shoppers cope with the UK’s cost-of-living crisis. Responding to the current cost of living crisis Recent research found 80% of Superdrug shoppers have had to switch to cheaper brands. In response to the crisis, the retailer has launched the ‘Smart Shop’ campaign, aimed at helping shoppers cut costs when...
30 March 2022
Superdrug will launch an online marketplace this September. The platform will feature hundreds of health and beauty products across different brands, spanning from premium to start-ups. Making health and beauty more accessible With the launch of the online marketplace, Superdrug will become the first high street health and beauty retailer in the UK to offer third-party brands the opportu...
17 March 2022
A.S. Watson plans to shut down its Watsons stores in Russia amid the war between Russia and Ukraine. “Unsatisfactory business performance” drives the decision to exit The health and beauty retailer looks to close all its 47 stores in Russia by 30 th June 2022 and its online shop by 21 st March 2022. The decision to exit the market was reportedly made before the Ukrainian crisis and ins...
17 March 2022
German drugstore chain, Rossmann reported a successful financial year in 2021 as its group sales increase 8.1% to €11.1 bn. Germany continues to lead growth Germany remained the leading growth driver for the group as sales increased by 8.2% to €7.9 bn (2020: €7.3 bn). Its international operations also experienced growth with sales up by 7.8% to €3.2 bn (2020: €3.1 bn). It ended the fi...
17 March 2022
Walmart announced partnering with UK based prestige beauty retailer Space NK to launch BEAUTYSPACE NK in its stores and online. New ways to shop premium beauty Space NK will launch its curated assortment on Walmart.com on 15 th March and in its stores nationwide this summer under the banner BEAUTYSPACE NK . The beauty retailer will offer over 600 products from 15 brands, including both...
01 March 2022
Marks & Spencer announced an online and in-store partnership with premium beauty brand Clinique. This partnership is part of M&S Beauty’s plan to focus on skincare and roll-out of more third-party brands to help M&S stay relevant and widen its appeal.    ‘A compelling beauty offer is part of our plans to reshape M&S’ From this summer, around 500 Clinique products will be available on M&S....
17 February 2022
Boots has brought back affordable beauty brand, 17 featuring a brand-new look and feel and sold exclusively at Boots. It also introduced a new tool to make online shopping more inclusive and accessible. Relaunching affordable beauty amidst the rising pressure of inflation The health and beauty retailer announced the relaunch of the budget-friendly beauty brand 17 from this February. The ...
02 February 2022
We highlight the latest AR and Live Shopping innovations from Ulta Beauty and M&S. Ulta launches shoppable AR lens on Snapchat Ulta has introduced a new shopping experience offering a shoppable AR lens on Snapchat. The new feature allows Snapchat users to virtually try-on beauty looks and easily find and shop the relevant beauty products. Leveraging on Snapchat’s AR try-on innovation...
01 February 2022
Watsons, part of A.S. Watson group, is further expanding its presence in the Middle East and has launched its first store in Qatar at Doha Festival City. The store looks to attract beauty enthusiasts of all ages with its wide range of beauty products and its exciting store layout featuring dedicated zones. Following the launch in UAE The launch into Qatar is part of Watsons’ franchise agr...